Ellington Youth Services

Prescription Drug Misuse


Most abused prescription drugs come from family and friends. You could be a drug dealer and not even know it!

In 2010, almost 3,000 young adults died from prescription drug overdoses - more than died from overdoses of any other drug, including heroin and cocaine combined.

Five Steps to Safety

  1. Take inventory of your prescription and over-the counter medicine.
  2. Secure your medicine cabinet.
  3. Safely dispose of your unused, unwanted, and expired medicine.
  4. Take your medicine exactly as prescribed.
  5. Talk to your children about the dangers of prescription drug abuse..they are listening!





Our Initiatives:


Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, September 26, 2015

10 am to 2 pm

Ellington Resident State Troopers' Office

33 Arbor Way